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GAVDA Opposes Vehicle Data Restrictions In an open letter, ASA and members of GAVDA stated their disagreement with the OEM’s recent letter to limit the access to vehicle data. In a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation had sought for Congress to intervene in state efforts to…

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NSC releases preliminary semiannual estimates for road safety WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Safety Council (NSC) released their preliminary semiannual estimates for road safety today, and the results show a slight 1 percent increase in total motor-vehicle deaths in 2020 compared to 2019. However, total number of vehicle miles travelled have decreased by nearly 17…

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Congressman calls for GSA to halt sale of recalled vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, recently wrote a letter to General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy regarding the GSA policies of sale and lease of automobiles subject to manufacturer recall. In his…

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President Trump Is Modernizing Federal Environmental Reviews Per the White House: The Trump Administration is issuing a final rule that will modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), so that infrastructure can be built in a timely, efficient, and affordable manner. The final rule modernizes Federal NEPA regulations, including by…

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Ozone Pollution Continues to Decline Under President Trump, EPA Proposes to Retain Existing NAAQS for Ozone The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced “its proposal to retain, without changes, the existing, more stringent 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. This proposal comes after careful review and consideration of the most current available…

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White House Signs PPP Extension On July 4, 2020, President Trump signed S. 4116 into law. The bill extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period to August 8, 2020. The U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill last week.   To read the statement from the White House, click here. Categories…

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House Passes PPP Extension The U.S. House of Representatives just passed S. 4116, a bill that extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period to August 8, 2020. The U.S. Senate passed the bill last night under unanimous consent. The bill will be sent to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. Categories Auto…

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U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Releases Global Warming Plan The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released an extensive plan to help curb global warming, with an ambitious goal of reducing human-caused greenhouse gas net emissions to zero by 2050, beyond which the U.S. would become a net absorber of CO2…

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White House Announces First Day of USMCA into Force Per the White House: Today, Wednesday, July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force. More North American Auto Content: Under USMCA’s rules vehicles must be built with at least 75 percent of parts made in North America in order to qualify for zero tariffs,…

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U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing on the EIDL The U.S. House Committee on Small Business convened a hearing entitled, “The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: Status Update from the Administration.” Per the hearing notice from the committee, Mr. Rivera is responsible for the implementation of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, and the hearing…

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